Adopt an Elephant

In the last 40 years, African elephant populations have declined by 40%, if we do not act now this iconic keystone species will become extinct in our lifetime.

Adopt an elephant today, and help David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) as we:

  • Fight on your behalf to end the trade in ivory and the illegal killing of elephants.
  • Protect key elephant habitats by championing the heroic wildlife rangers on the frontline of conservation.
  • Engage at-risk communities who share their homes with wildlife and reduce human-elephant conflict.

What’s included?

  • Personalised adoption certificate, species fact sheet, animal bio sheet and photo.
  • Wildlife Matters magazine.
  • A beautiful elephant sketch print by wildlife artist Julie Rhodes.
  • Optional unique hand knitted toy made by Little Ndaba a women’s community group in Zambia.

Adoption packs are only available to be posted within the UK. Alternatively you can opt to receive a digital adoption pack via sent email.

How your adoption could help elephants:

  • Just £3 per month (or £36 per year) could promote human wildlife co-existence in Zambia through far reaching community engagement programmes.
  • Only £5 per month (or £47 per year) could protect the elephants of Kafue National Park with on the ground rangers and aerial patrols.
  • With £10 per month (or £60 per year) an orphaned baby elephant could be provided with vital emergency medical supplies and veterinary care.

Meet our Elephant species ambassador, Chamilandu

Adopt an elephant
Image credit: GRI

Chamilandu, lovingly known as Chamma, arrived at the elephant orphanage in 2007 after her mother was sadly killed by poachers.

From a young age, Chamma was a matriarchal figure to new orphans and was a vital part of their development whilst they progressed through the release programme.

In September 2019, now a fully grown adult Chamilandu gave birth to her first calf. Mutaanzi-David, named in honor our late founder, is the first wild-born calf ever to be born to a Zambian orphan elephant. Mother and calf are doing exceptionally well and have now fully reintegrated back into the wild.

By adopting an elephant with DSWF you are helping to secure a brighter future for Chamilandu, her calf, and other orphaned elephants.

We aim to dispatch all orders within 7 working days. Parcels are sent 2nd class untracked with Royal Mail. International delivery is unavailable.